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Andrew Brett Seiken

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BACKGROUND

Andrew Brett Seiken is an Associate in Cummings & Lockwood's Private Clients Group and is based in the Stamford office.  Andrew joined Cummings & Lockwood in 2015 and his practice focuses on complex estate planning for high net worth individuals and families with respect to estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax and philanthropic planning.  He also has experience in domestic and international trust and estate administration.  Prior to joining Cummings & Lockwood, Andrew was an Associate at a boutique law firm in Stamford, Connecticut where he handled estate planning and administration.

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

  • New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 2012)
  • Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 2011)
  • Lehigh University (B.S. in Finance, 2007)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Connecticut, 2014
  • Florida, 2012
  • New York, 2012
  • New Jersey, 2012

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • New York State Bar Association, Estate Planning Committee
  • United Jewish Association Federation of New York, Trusts and Estates Group, Young Lawyers Division and Westchester Business and Professional Division
  • Estate Planning Council of Westchester County

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

CIVIC AND PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITY

  • Save the Children, Professional Advisors Council
  • Friends of Materials for the Arts, Board Member, Treasurer
  • Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Rising Professional Advisors Council

ARTICLES/PUBLICATIONS

  • UBI Tax Not Applied to Receivables Left by Decedent, Trusts & Estates Magazine Website, July 26, 2016, co-author with Andrew M. Nerney
  • IRS Denies IRC Section 1035 Tax Deferral in Annuity Exchange, Trusts & Estates Magazine Website, June 29, 2016, co-author with Andrew M. Nerney
  • The Fiduciary vs. Sovereign Immunity, Trusts & Estates Magazine Website, June 14, 2016, co-author with Andrew M. Nerney
  • Asset Protection or Abusive Tax Planning?, Trusts & Estates Magazine Website, May 17, 2016, co-author with Andrew M. Nerney
  • IRS "Rolls Over" Where Beneficiary Designation Overlooked:  Surviving Spouse Receives Taxpayer-Friendly Ruling in IRA Case, Trusts & Estates Magazine Website, May 12, 2016, co-author with Andrew M. Nerney
  • IRS Rules on Tax Consequences Associated With Early Termination of a Generation-Skipping Taxable Marital Trust, Trusts & Estates Magazine Website, April 25, 2016, co-author with Andrew M. Nerney

Associate

Stamford

T 203.351.4121

F 203.708.3868

aseiken@cl-law.com

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BACKGROUND

Andrew Brett Seiken is an Associate in Cummings & Lockwood's Private Clients Group and is based in the Stamford office.  Andrew joined Cummings & Lockwood in 2015 and his practice focuses on complex estate planning for high net worth individuals and families with respect to estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax and philanthropic planning.  He also has experience in domestic and international trust and estate administration.  Prior to joining Cummings & Lockwood, Andrew was an Associate at a boutique law firm in Stamford, Connecticut where he handled estate planning and administration.

Education
  • New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 2012)
  • Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 2011)
  • Lehigh University (B.S. in Finance, 2007)
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut, 2014
  • Florida, 2012
  • New York, 2012
  • New Jersey, 2012
Professional Organizations
  • New York State Bar Association, Estate Planning Committee
  • United Jewish Association Federation of New York, Trusts and Estates Group, Young Lawyers Division and Westchester Business and Professional Division
  • Estate Planning Council of Westchester County
Professional Recognition
Civic and Philanthropic Activity
  • Save the Children, Professional Advisors Council
  • Friends of Materials for the Arts, Board Member, Treasurer
  • Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Rising Professional Advisors Council
Articles/Publications
  • UBI Tax Not Applied to Receivables Left by Decedent, Trusts & Estates Magazine Website, July 26, 2016, co-author with Andrew M. Nerney
  • IRS Denies IRC Section 1035 Tax Deferral in Annuity Exchange, Trusts & Estates Magazine Website, June 29, 2016, co-author with Andrew M. Nerney
  • The Fiduciary vs. Sovereign Immunity, Trusts & Estates Magazine Website, June 14, 2016, co-author with Andrew M. Nerney
  • Asset Protection or Abusive Tax Planning?, Trusts & Estates Magazine Website, May 17, 2016, co-author with Andrew M. Nerney
  • IRS "Rolls Over" Where Beneficiary Designation Overlooked:  Surviving Spouse Receives Taxpayer-Friendly Ruling in IRA Case, Trusts & Estates Magazine Website, May 12, 2016, co-author with Andrew M. Nerney
  • IRS Rules on Tax Consequences Associated With Early Termination of a Generation-Skipping Taxable Marital Trust, Trusts & Estates Magazine Website, April 25, 2016, co-author with Andrew M. Nerney